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Great Pyrenees and Karakachan Livestock Guardians


Breeder of Livestock Guardian Dogs

Great Pyrenees and Karakachans

Whether you need a diligent working dog or a faithful pet, Lone Star Goats breeds top-choice canines for you. We use these intelligent, friendly animals on our own family goat farm and sell them to other ranchers and families throughout the region.

Over the years, we've earned a reputation as a trusted breeder of livestock guardian dogs, known for our Great Pyrenees and Karakachans.  We look forward to helping you meet your new canine companion.

Raised with Care 

Livestock guardian dogs have been bred for centuries to cultivate the right temperament and physical attributes. However, nurture is just as important as nature. That’s why we raise our dogs from birth with the utmost care and attention and ensure they are well socialized.  Our goal is to ensure you receive a companion/guardian perfectly suited to your needs, whether you own a farm or are seeking a highly active and intelligent pet. Talk to us to learn more about our methods for raising working guard dogs.


Meet Our Livestock Guardian Dogs

We can't say enough about our dogs. All of our Great Pyrenees have been DNA tested.  And all have results of being 100% pure Great Pyrenees.  They are loyal, devoted to their herd, well socialized, and amazing to watch when working. Our dogs guard Nubian and Black Spanish herds and do a magnificent job. The Great Pyrenees and Karakachan breeds are a must if you plan to raise goats and have them protected from predators such as foxes, coyotes, and bobcats.

Central Texas Guardian Dog Breeder - Great Pyrenees
Cody - Great Pyrenees

 Rest in Peace - You are so missed.

April 2010 - February 2020

Cedar
Cedar - Great Pyrenees

Sophie
Sophie - Great Pyrenees

Bear
Bear - AKC Great Pyrenees

Rachel - Great Pyrenees
Rachel - Great Pyrenees

Livestock Guardian Dogs – Karakachan
Lucie - Karakachan

Hannah

Hannah - Great Pyrenees

Karakachan Dog

Rip - Karakachan


Livestock Guardian Puppies for Sale -

Bear Bear

Hannah

Hannah

Rip

Rip

Lucie

Lucie


All puppies from Bear and Rachel have been sold.  Next litters expected around October 2021 are from the following:

Bear and Hannah - Great Pyrenees

Rip and Lucie - Karakachan

For more info, contact us at lonestargoats@gmail.com or give us a call at 254-289-5431

All of our LGD's are working dogs guarding Nubian and Black Spanish Goats.

We can be contacted at (254) 289 5431 or email us at lonestargoats@gmail.com.

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Please note: We do not ship puppies.

Visit us at Lone Star Goats, 3895 Farm to Market 1715, Lampasas, TX.  By Appointment only.

You can also find us on Facebook/Lone Star Spanish Goats and Great Pyrenees

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Great Pyrenees 

A dog of this breed will patrol its perimeter routinely to ensure the protection of its herd. The Great Pyrenees protects its flock by barking and being nocturnal, it tends to bark at night unless trained against such behavior. When there is a goat in distress, the well-trained Pyrenees will protect them at all costs.

The size of the Great Pyrenees dog makes it an imposing guardian; however other characteristics include:

  • Confident, gentle (especially with children), and affectionate
  • Territorial and protective of its flock or family when necessary, but its general demeanor is patience and loyalty
  • They are a strong-willed, independent, and reserved breed
  • They are also attentive, quite fearless, and loyal to their duties

With two dogs, each for the four goat herds in our four pastures, we have no trouble with foxes, bobcats, or coyotes. 

Karakachans

The Karakachan livestock guardian dogs are an LGD breed that has been used for centuries as an integral part of the life of the nomadic shepherds of Bulgaria for sheep and goats.  These Bulgarian dogs are rare in the U.S., having only been imported as LGDs in the past 10 years. Karakachans were bred to protect their livestock against bears and wolves. Average size and characteristics include:

  • Males: 26-30 inches (65-75 cm.) and 99-135 lbs
  • Females: Height, 25-28 inches (63-72 cm.); weight, 88-125 lbs
  • Coloring is white with dark spots or dark-colored with white markings - white being a standard marking of these dogs
  • Their heads are broad and massive, with a short, powerful neck
  • Their coats vary between long haired or short haired with a heavy undercoat
  • They shed their coats naturally in the summer

Their gait is a springy trot, similar to the movement of a wolf - with a coyote problem, these dogs will surely be an asset to the herd.


Working Guard Dogs in Lampasas, TX

Sampson

Sampson
This is Sampson, a past puppy of Cedar and Cody. Thank you to the McDonalds of Katy, Texas, for sharing this picture. He is a beautiful Great Pyrenees and proves that they make great family pets or livestock guardian dogs.